Review/Interview/Giveaway ~ Blood Games by Chloe Neill

Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, #10)Title: Blood Games
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #10
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: August 5th 2014





While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...

A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?
I just love immersing myself into the Chicagoland Vampire world, and after 10 books, Blood Games was another action packed instalment in the series. I was off with Merit once again and watching as she unravelled yet another mystery.


In Blood Games, Merit was a little emotional when it came to Ethan. She was struggling to try to help him and had difficulty getting him to open up. When it came to her job though, she was very focused… she worked with the Ombuddies with ease, trying to uncover the culprit for the murders. Ethan was a bit withdrawn; always trying to fix things himself. I just wanted to shake him and say Merit’s a big girl, she can handle your demons and herself… but he is a stubborn, old vampire who has found his Love, and wants to protect her. He had a few challenges to face in this one and I was surprised as to the direction of it in the end, so I am keen to see what happens next.

Merit and Ethan are one of my all time favourite paranormal couples. They are very compatible, and have great chemistry and I love the banter they always share. So even though they had some difficult times in this one, I knew they would be strong enough to overcome it.

I met another character from Ethan’s past and she is a piece of work. Like all evil vampires she has a nice front, but there is something sneaky about her, so I didn’t like her from the start, but neither did Merit. She has a hidden agenda and I am excited to see where things will go with her.

Chloe has delivered another exciting book in the Chicagoland series. When I finished the book I was left with wondering thoughts. There is big change in the Vampire world and I’m looking forward to these new twists. One of Merit’s friends knows of her prediction, so I’m excited to see if that is coming up soon too. There is so much I want to see and I know that March is going to take forever to roll around!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hi Chloe! Welcome back to the Palace!

Thanks for having me!

Today I am going to start with some series talk, so can you tell readers about the Chicagoland Vampires series in 3
sentences.

Sure! Merit, a graduate student, becomes a warrior among very glamorous and political vampires in Chicago.  As
Sentinel of Cadogan House, she protects its vampires and falls for its Master, Ethan Sullivan. Hopefully, they'll live happily
ever after. ;)

Merit and Ethan are one of my favourite couples, can you tell us your favourite moment that you have written about
them?

Thanks so much! I really like their sillier moments, when they have time to relax and joke and be themselves. Food
usually figures into that.

Can you reveal any inside info about what is going to happen with Merit and Ethan next?

I can't give away any spoilers, but suffice it to say Ethan's past surfaces in a pretty dramatic way.

And here is a round of Five Favourites

Favourite drink - Diet Coke
Favourite book - OUTLANDER
Favourite holiday destination - Florida gulf coast, or Chicago
Favourite paranormal character - Does Claire Frasier count? :D
Favourite guilty pleasure - Eating Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter World while watching episodes of Mindy Project or Bob's Burger.

Thanks for being with me today Chloe! Congrats on the release of Blood Games and bring on Dark Debt!!

Thanks for having me!

You have the chance to win a Chicagoland Vampire prize pack! (INT)
The pack includes:
Limited Edition Cadogan House Chrome Keychain
Chicagoland Vampires Tote Bag
An autographed Chicagoland Vampires or Dark Elite novel
Swag, including Chicagoland Vampires bookmarks and pens, and Cadogan House lanyards
The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter the Blood Games Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs July 28 through August 8 on Chloe’s web site.

What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?
An engraved Cadogan House medal necklace
A Kindle Paperwhite
A complete set of Chicagoland Vampires Audiobook CDs (graciously provided by Tantor Audio)
A limited edition Cadogan House keychain
Chicagoland Vampires bookmarks, pens, and lanyard





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48 comments:

  1. I have read all of her books. They are always awesome :)

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  2. I've read all the Chicagoland Vampires book (I'm reading Blood Games right now) and Dark Elite books too!

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  3. Haven't started the series yet but I want to! I've heard amazing things from my sister. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  4. I've read all of the Chicagoland Vampires books and I love them all. Best UF series.

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  5. I have read and loved the entire series!! As well as The Dark Elite!!

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  6. It's always a good sign when a series can have 10 books and still be good. So many that try to go on that long fall flat. Glad you're enjoying.

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  7. I have read all the books and novellas! Love them all!

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  8. Love the Chicagoland Vampires series! I have read all of the books. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  9. Elizabeth TardencillaAugust 8, 2014 at 4:40 AM

    This is my favorite series and I looooved Blood games :)

    Methan is love!

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  10. You'll forgive me if I just watched the rating and skipped the rest, I'll be reading the book at the end of the week or next week, so.... Glad you loved it ! It's a wonderful series !

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  11. I have started this series and have enjoyed it very much. I am really excited that at book ten it is still going strong - I am a total serial gal and lurve me some good series :D Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us today and for the fun interview.

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  12. Yes, I started not long after the first book came out, and have been reading since!

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  13. Fabulous review, Naomi. I haven't started this series yet despite having Some Girls Bite sitting on my bookshelf. :) It's a series I've always been interested in so I don't know why I haven't made time for it...but I will! ;)

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  14. Oh my gosh. I seriously need to catch up with these. I can't believe there's 10 of them already!

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  15. Awesome review and interview!! I am super excited that I just found book 1 to start this series.. Binge read here we come!!!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  16. Shannon Mobley QuenzerAugust 9, 2014 at 4:16 AM

    I have read every one of her books, and I am loving Blood Games!

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  17. Yes, I am a big fan of her Chicagoland Vampires series even though at the moment, I'm playing catch up! :)

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  18. I have to read the Dark Elite books.... soon!

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  19. It is a great series! Good luck!

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  20. I can't disagree with you *wink*

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  21. I am! I agree though, 10 books in is a lot of pressure to keep it good!

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  22. Anytime! Glad you've enjoyed them.

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  23. I did too... I want to know what happens next!

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  24. Hey, I do that to books I am going to read, so yes, I forgive you!

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  25. That's fantastic! Best of luck!

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  26. I'm a series girl too... can't help but continue! Good luck Denise!

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  27. I started 6 books in, and am addicted now!

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  28. I hope you do! I just love a good Urban Fantasy! Now I have to wait for the next book... grrrr

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  29. You do! I am keen for more now! It has been a great ride!

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  30. I loved Blood Games! I have so many more questions I want answered!

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  31. Stephanie FredrickAugust 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Really love this series, it is in my top for favorite series. The characters are memorable and the story lines intriguing.

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  32. I agree.... It's one of my favs too. Doesn't matter how long between books, I can still get into it again!

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  33. Yay!!!! I am so stoked I won... Thank you so much :) I cannot wait to read this series, so I have book 1 & book 10.. just need 2 - 9 *tee hee*

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  34. You actually got Wild Things, book 9.... but it signed!!

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  35. Either way I am doing a happy dance *tee hee*

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  36. You will love the package... I am jealous of the keyring!!

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  37. Woo hoo! Loved this book too - of course, I'm with you on Ethan needing to realize Merit can handle herself. I think he did better in this book though, than he has in the past. What a twist at the end! I can't wait for the next one!

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  38. I know! That twist had me! I REALLY want the next book!!

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  39. That is a bad ass cover! I haven't read any of the books, but it does sound like a good series! I definitely enjoyed your review and the interview!


    :)

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  40. I've read all of Chloe's books. Love them.

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